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391  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - February 2012's GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: February 19, 2012 07:57:44 AM
FINALLY posting some pictures of ATCs I got this week!

From dewshinesdopp for my wings theme:

Beautifully sparklie wings!  I love 'em!

From jennden for my trees theme:

omg, this is so amazing!  I want to stare at it forever!  The background is even amazing!

And from kwality570 for my E them (and sent me an extra J, as well):

I can so never get enough of kwality's monsters!  These are gonna be a great addition for the frame I'm working on!  

Thanks for the amazing cards, ladies!
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392  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - January 2012 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: February 17, 2012 08:23:46 AM
Since mjnovak seems to be missing in action, here is the ATC I sent to her:

Yet another altered Sherlock Holmes image.  Its quite a surprise to find a zombie in your house!

And dewshinesdopp asked me to post this one for her for Artist's Choice (I chose her Star Wars theme, though):

A stormtrooper done in acrylic paint.
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393  Chewie, the Wookiee Cookie w/ a function! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by jillybeans on: February 16, 2012 05:42:41 PM
Hiya everyone!  I participated in the One Smallish Stuffie w/ a Function swap, and this is one of the stuffies I sent my swap partner, goldfishpollywog.

Presenting: Chewie the Wookiee Cookie MP3 holder (with detachable lanyard and Stormtropper Charm)! 



My husband found an awesome picture by Philip Tseng that had a cup and cookie as Han Solo and Chewbacca that were pretty freaking awesome.  Once I saw them, I knew I had to make that cookie for my partner!  The image he found is here: http://www.podpocalypse.com/2010/12/02/han-solo-cup-chewbacca-the-cookie/

and more of Philip Tseng's awesome work is here: http://minicubby.com/indexhibit/index.php?/illustrations/
His style is so quirky and fun!  I absolutely love everything on there!  <3

Back to the cookie!

Here is the front and back of the cookie.  He is made of fleece and has black safety eyes and nose.  His chocolate chips are also fleece, and his mouth and shoulder harness thingie (*gasp!*) is made out of black and white felt.  He has a pouch inside of him that holds the MP3 player.  The back is plain because I'm lazy, but it shows how the pouch stays closed, with velvet ribbon and a button.


The MP3 player slides in like so!


Here is upclose shot of the Stormtropper charm.  I did it on shrinky dink!  Weee!  And here is the cookie with his description card.  Its too small to read here, but it says:  "Hi!  Meet Chewie, your Wookie Cookie!  Wookie Cookies are not only sweet and delicious, but also a great place to store your mp3 player!  His gooey inside will cushion it safely."  The lanyard is so that she can wear the wookie cookie around her neck while she listens to her music.

Thanks for looking!

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394  Ewok stuffie w/ a function! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by jillybeans on: February 16, 2012 05:11:05 PM
Hiya everyone!  I participated in the One Smallish Stuffie w/ a Function swap, and this is one of the stuffies I sent my swap partner, goldfishpollywog.

Meet Paploo, the Ewok from Endor. 

This little guy is made of fake fur.  His eyes are buttons, and his nose and mouth are felt, with a little batting underneath.  He is stuffed with pollyfil.

His function, you ask?


He has a glasses cased sewed inside him so your glasses can be folded up and stored inside!


And here is with his description card as well.  Its kinda small to read, but it says: "Hi!  Meet Paploo, your friendly Ewok from Endor.  He is your new guardian of unattended eye wear.  He will fiercely defend and protect your glasses from Stormtropper hands.  The only reward he seeks in engaging in such a mighty endevour is an occasional hug.  He is quite snuggly!"  Its funny that the stuffie turned out cuter than my little doodle of him!  hehe

Thanks for looking!  ^_^
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395  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - February 2012's GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: February 16, 2012 10:16:14 AM
I have received some amazing cards lately!  This will be the first installment, and more to come tonight.  hehe

From AmandaBL for my E theme:

Such wonderful colors!  And I love the swirlies inside the E!  So pretty!

From jmiller614 for my Non-Curse Words theme:

Holy mackerel its a mackerel!  I looks like my scanner had a hard time focusing on it.  I love that she used all sorts of different stuff on there, a stick, tissue paper, tin foil!  My hubby noticed that there was fish hooks going along the border.  Super cool! 

From michelleandbean for my fireworks theme:

Beautiful embroidered fireworks!

Thanks, ladies, for the awesome cards!  I received some more today and on Monday that I need to post still.  I promise to do so later tonight.
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396  Re: 50 Projects 2012--Join here and post your lists ! in Craftalongs by jillybeans on: February 14, 2012 10:18:40 AM
My partner, goldfishpollywog, in the One Smallish Functional Stuffie swap received this weekend!  YAY YAY!  Now I can share with you all what I made her!

And you can soon tell that I couldn't just make one small functional stuffie.


A magnetic squirrel, great for attracting hair clips, bobby pins, and other miscellaneous metal objects.  The magnet in his belly is super strong and big, thus he looks like he is storing a whole bunch of nuts in his belly for winter. 


Next is a gold fish pouch for her earbuds inspired by her pinterest. 


Chewie, the wookie cookie MP3 holder w/ lanyard and stormtrooper charm made of shrinky dink.  My husband found a super funny picture of a cup as hon solo and this cookie and I knew I needed to make it for my partner.  The artist is Philip Tseng. 


And Paploo, the Ewok glasses holder!  He's my favorite.  ^_^
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397  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - January 2012 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: February 09, 2012 07:16:24 AM
Here are some better pictures of what I sent to gala_apples:


This one I claimed her for in the swap and it was done in watercolors.


Yet another altered picture from the illustrated Sherlock Holmes book.  The inside is done in watercolors and the blue border is done in rub N buff.  This one was for a personal swap.  ^_^
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398  Re: One Smallish Stuffie with a Function Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: February 08, 2012 08:38:59 PM
I received from my super awesome incredible partner, goldfishpollywog!  YAY YAY YAY!!!!

Everything was wrapped up in tissue paper and labeled!  Ooooo!  What's inside!  WHAT'S INSIDE?!?!?


Presenting: my new pen/pencil holder, Dobby!!!

Omg, the cutest crocheted little fellow!  I LURVE him!  She did such an awesome job on him!!  He has pipecleaners in his limbs so that they can wrap around the desired writing device.  Me thinks he will be going to work with me.  I'm pretty sure I will get more done with him there.

A much desired pin cushion!  The arms of my couch and recliner (and husband) thank you for this one!

She caught the snitch!  She says that this is an old one from the court re-purposed into a pin cushion for me!  Ooooo!  She did such an amazing job on the wings!

A sorting hat!  And inside, an emergency sewing kit!  Oooooo!!!


Look at the great little sewing things inside!  Yay tiny scissors!  It will be so handy on trips!  Just throw it in the bag!

And finally: something to hold my wishes and dreams! 

A lovely owl holding a broom stick! This is so pretty!  I think I will put it in my room next to my side of the bed.  Then when my wishes and dream seep out of my head while I sleep the owl will snatch 'em up and save 'em for me!  YAY!!

And a group shot of all my goodies (including a bag of chocolates - aka health restorative) .

I love everything!  Thank you so much goldfishpollywog!  You were a great partner!! 
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399  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - January 2012 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: February 07, 2012 08:03:47 AM
I pack my cards in a ziploc baggie first in hopes that if the envelope IS mangled like that, at least the cards stay (hopefully) together and in one piece.  Undecided

That's a good idea!  I've been taping my ATCs to the notes I write ever since I heard of people having envelopes sliced open at the post office and ATCs falling out.

I'm so sorry Oath Keeper and jennden!  So sad!!!

I received!!  I got a whole bunch of ATCs in the mail yesterday!  Woot!

From Mountains and Clouds for my guitars theme:

Its a guitar and lyrics to her favorite folk sound on shrinky dink material.  Ooooo!  So cool!  I love the designs on the guitar!

From grapeicepop for my mustache theme:


The quote says: "I've grown this mustache which saves me from having to glue on one every day in the heat." - Keith Carradine.  I've never heard of this quote before, but its great! 

From gala_apples for my Curses Words that Aren't Curse Words theme (she sent me TWO! for one!)

lol!  They are both funny, though I do like the lego one the best.  ^_^

And from vamping for my trees theme:

So pretty!  I love all the layering!  She also sent me a bunch of extras, including a really pretty card!  And the whole kit and kaboodle smells like coconuts!  Mmmmm!

Thanks ladies, they are awesome!
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400  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - February 2012's GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: February 07, 2012 07:49:51 AM
I received from Brackish Potato for my letter E theme!  YAY!


Brackish said that she was playing around with some new acrylic paint techniques.  I'm glad you did, because it turned out super cute!  Did you use bubble wrap?  She said that she was originally going for a graffiti look but it ended up looking more like "I love the 80's".  The hubby and I were both born in the 80's, so we do love the 80's.  ^_^  I pretty much love it.  Thanks!
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